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Confident Chelsea complete job

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 0.41CET
Chelsea FC 3-0 MŠK Žilina (Agg 5-0) Chelsea parade Hernán Crespo and stroll into the UEFA Champions League.

Match statistics

ChelseaŽilina

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 0.41CET

Confident Chelsea complete job

Chelsea FC 3-0 MŠK Žilina (Agg 5-0) Chelsea parade Hernán Crespo and stroll into the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea FC progressed confidently into the UEFA Champions League group stage with a 3-0 victory against MŠK Žilina which completed a 5-0 aggregate success.

Barcík effort
The London club began slowly with the visitors enjoying much of the early possession. On 15 minutes an inswinging free-kick from the right from Martin Durica was only partially headed away by Marcel Desailly and Miroslav Barcík's shot was deflected wide. Six minutes later a Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink corner at the other end was almost flicked into the net by an unmarked Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Johnson opener
Jesper Gronkjær then turned provider for Hasselbaink, who headed over from close range at the far post, before the Danish winger fashioned a chance for Joe Cole who shot wide. The breakthrough came in the 32nd minute as a Frank Lampard free-kick from the right was not properly dealt with by the visiting defence and defender Glen Johnson headed in his first goal for Chelsea.

Crespo paraded
New signing Hernán Crespo was paraded at half-time, and duly given a standing ovation by the Stamford Bridge crowd. The Argentinian striker had watched his new side play some slick football but Žilina created the first noteworthy chance of the second half, Daniel Cosmel breaking forward before failing to connect properly with his shot when well placed.

Gudjohnsen hits post
On 63 minutes Gudjohnsen collected a loose ball in midfield and took on two defenders before unleashing a powerful shot which beat goalkeeper Branislav Rzeszoto and struck the right-hand post. Hasselbaink followed up but narrowly failed to touch in the rebound. Four minutes later, substitute Emmanuel Petit's free-kick was punched away for a corner. The Frenchman took it, finding another substitute, Robert Huth, who rose unmarked to head in at the near post to make it 2-0.

Neat move
In the 78th minute a neat Chelsea move resulted in a third goal. Geremi played a one-two with Gudjohnsen who chipped the ball to Hasselbaink who ran into the area, chested the ball down and struck a sweet drive into the net to complete the scoring, confirm Chelsea's place in the group stage and send a warning to Crespo that he will not give up his place without a fight.

Last updated: 27/08/03 13.22CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

žilina

Žilina

23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
30
RzeszotoBranislav Rzeszoto (GK)
2
G. JohnsonGlen Johnson
Goal32
2
KosmelDaniel ' Kosmel
Substitution89
3
BabayaroCéléstine Babayaro
4
KonecnýMartin Konecný
6
DesaillyMarcel Desailly (C)
Substitution64
5
ĎuricaMartin Ďurica
Substitution83
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution46
7
LabantBranislav Labant (C)
9
HasselbainkJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Goal79
8
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
10
BarčíkMiroslav Barčík
14
GeremiGeremi
11
BazíkMarek Bazík
22
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
12
StašVladimír Staš
Yellow Card31
26
TerryJohn Terry
20
SninskýDušan Sninský
30
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution68
26
VaradinRichard Varadin
Substitution71

Substitutes

31
AmbrosioMarco Ambrosio (GK)
18
TrabalíkIvan Trabalík (GK)
11
DuffDamien Duff
6
ŠtrbaZdeno Štrba
12
StanićMario Stanić
Substitution68
14
KlagoMarián Klago
Substitution89
15
MelchiotMario Melchiot
21
CervenecL'uboš Cervenec
17
PetitEmmanuel Petit
Substitution46
23
FabušMartin Fabuš
Substitution71
29
HuthRobert Huth
Substitution64
Goal67
25
PutíkPavel Putík
Substitution83
32
ForssellMikael Forssell
28
DrahnoMichal Drahno

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (GRE) Milan Lešický (SVK)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Simeon Tsolakidis (GRE), Dimitrios Groutsis (GRE)

Fourth official

Avraam Kebaridis (GRE)

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